📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall/Autumn 2021 🍁🍂🦝

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September 7
・Read Honzuki 5. (90% → 91%)

I didn’t have time to write it last night, but the start of the epilogue really was something.

Tried to avoid writing spoilers

Wanted to ask マイン what the heck she was doing. I guess I kinda know the reason why now, but it still felt like she had done a big mistake, a bad move. I’m curious where this will lead. So far, the shinkanchou seems reasonably chill about it? xD I have no read on this guy…


I finished the first volume of 星と旅する. It was strange but still fun to read.
Then I started the second volume of あさこ I really like the manga. Unfortunately I think there are only three volumes published.


Has it been a week already? :sparkles:

My bits and pieces of 授乳 the previous days actual ended up being exactly week one of the book club schedule, go figure. I read the part for week 2 yesterday.
More importantly, for myself, I read more of リゼロ17, finally managing to finish chapter 4. This volume has such long parts! For some reason I always find it much harder to find the motivation to start reading long parts than if there’s a lot of breaks.
I also read a bit of 人間失格.

Today I read the week 3 part of 授乳. Looking forward to finishing the first short story soon! I also read a few pages of 使ってはいけない日本語, and chapter 3 of キノの旅1, which I’m re reading right now.


love puns!


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Day 7: September 7th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

Random words
  • 中身 = なかみ contents, interior (what is inside something).
  • 帰還 = きかん return, repatriation.
  • 探索 = たんさく exploration, search, investigation.
  • 卒倒 = そっとう fainting.
  • 軌道に乗る = きどうにのる to be on track, to go as planned.
  • 返済 = へんさい repayment, reimbursement (debt, etc).
  • 就寝 = しゅうしん going to bed, retiring for the night.
  • 金融 = きんゆう finance, financing.
  • 市場 = いちば market.

Followed a bit more of the game I started yesterday. So far, so good.


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Day 7: September 7
What did I read?: ハイ☆スピード!
How much did I read?: 4 pages
How long did it take me?: 1 hour 5 min

Man, I’m tiredddd as heck today. Still managed to read 4 pages, and fairly fast? :flushed: But not a ton of energy left for writing this post :sweat_smile: I need to stop updating so late tbh, I probably should have gone to bed like an hour ago

Today’s pages were a little bit depressing - it’s a cold, windy winter day in the novel and man did it feel that way. :sweat_smile: A feeling that was further accentuated by Haru’s memory of the freaking funeral procession… Gotta say, the author does know how to create a mood. Poor sweet baby Makoto “hiding in Haru’s shadow” while they watch the funeral procession just broke my heart a little bit…like I just want to comfort him :cry: And then after we get done remembering that, we have a brief and awkward interaction with Aki in which Haru basically overthinks everything he says and does, and concludes that’s he’s saying and doing literally everything “wrong.” Which honestly, what a relatable mood <3

Good words from today (this novel is so full of good words that I want to remember, I love it):

  • うつむく - to hang one’s head; to look down; to cast one’s eyes downward
  • 知らず知らず (しらずしらず) - unconsciously; unwittingly; unawares
  • 嗚咽 (おえつ) - sobbing; weeping; fit of crying (and honestly, what a distressed-looking word, like the kanji just look like sobbing)
  • 蠢く (うごめく) - to wriggle; to squirm; to crawl like a worm​ (this was written in kana, but I had to include this kanji, I mean look at it. It’s got bugs in it. I really love when kanji look like their meanings, can you tell)
  • ぶっきら棒 (ぶっきらぼう) - Haruka Nanase curt; blunt; brusque
  • 思い当たる (おもいあたる) - to suddenly understand (esp. on basis of experience or memory); to come to mind; to recall (in a flash); to be reminded of; to call to mind; to think of; to strike on; to hit on an answer; to seize the crux of a problem

Me at me: stop editing this post and go to bed



:white_check_mark: 7日目 9月8日

Today’s reading from NHK News Web Easy: 使わなくなったたばこの自動販売機埼玉県狭山茶

Interesting reuse of old cigarette machines, but instant tea is :nauseated_face:


Does anybody here have a blank template for the challange?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:


I think just look at any post with it, hit reply, qoute button then just copy and paste m8


I have this in my flashcards and literally draw a blank on it Every. Single. Time. so maybe I need to read this book so I can actually remember it!


I’m a little bit late, but count me in. :slight_smile:

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Reading materials: For now my main reading material will be Beelinguapp on a Beginner level.

8 Sept 2021: 世界中の朝食;パートII





:ballot_box_with_check: Day 8

I read all of chapter 2 in 手紙! I’ve loved watching true crime TV since I was pretty young with my Dad, so the topic of this books is right up my alley. CRIMES. But this is the first time I’ve seen a story detail what it could feel like to be the relative of a criminal, specifically on the day the incident goes out on the news. :grimacing: The younger brother has to deal with the aftermath of his older brother’s choices while still functioning in society. Wild.

Not typing any spoilers yet, but from the next post I’ll probably start talking about more details (and blurring them).

Today's words:
  • 淀む(よどむ) = literally, to stagnate. But in this context it was figurative, to stutter or hesitate (in saying)
  • 叶う(かなう) = to come true (a wish)
  • 事情聴取(じじょうちょうしゅ) = (police) interview, questioning (a witness, suspect)
  • 一通り(ひととおり) = generally, more or less
  • 渦巻く = literally, to whirl/Eddy. Figuratively, to be all jumbled together (thoughts).

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September 8th 大海原と大海原 read 2 pages taking me to the end of chapter 1 and it took me 15 minutes. The book club starts in 2 days and I’m 2 chapters / weeks ahead =O

Vocab sheet

Added 12 new entries to round out the vocab sheet for chapter 1 (65 ch.1 entries) and it took me another 20 minutes.

Still really impressive!

It’s great being able to see that progress within yourself, a good check-in for how much progress you’ve made, and this goes right back to an excellent point you made previously…

My previous “one day dream goal” was just to be able to read ~stuff~, anything at all, even if it was completely painful. When I visited Japan I picked up a few supposed beginner friendly manga and dreamed of one day being able to crawl through them, imaging myself spending huge amounts of time on each page.

Even though reading is still difficult, it is important to remind myself that even this far was previously thought to be an ambitious goal that’d take me years to begin. So thanks for helping me keep that in mind, for the reminder, and the kind words :slight_smile:

My pleasure and seriously right back at you :star2:
I’ve found sharing this journey and hearing about your progress and excitement to be extremely motivating, that goes to everyone else in this/these thread(s) too =D

wwhhhatttttttt =O =O =O
But you’ve read so much!
So you started on your own, wooooow.


It’s cause I’m so afraid of missing deadlines (~_~;)


My expression after failing to remember what うつむく means again:



Omg! This is so cool to see as I remember you talking about one panel being a struggle some time in the last challenge. And now 2 pages in 15 mins, that’s such amazing progress, very well done :partying_face::partying_face::partying_face: amazing what can happen when you just keep going, bit by bit.


Are you looking for something to read even after this challenge is over? Don’t look any further - the Intermediate Book Club is currently voting for the next pick! Reading will start on October 23rd, right when the Autumn Challenge is about to end! :blush:


.☆:STARDATE: 20210908:☆.

Day VIII: 牛島 (済州市) [우도] :desert_island:

“名前は、島の形が牛が横たわっているように見えることから” :rofl:
Best island name.

I mean I suppose it does… I think? A little… I can seen the head at least.


I wanted to ask you for some time - how do you pick which articles you read?
I suspect you may have already explained this in the summer thread, but I totally missed it :sweat_smile: